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Tue. 2:17 p.m.: Felicity Huffman starts serving prison time in college scam

DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) — A representative for Felicity Huffman says the actress has reported to a federal prison in California to serve a two-week sentence in the college admissions scandal. The Federal Correctional Institution, Dublin is a low-security prison for women in the San Francisco ...

Tue. 2:11 p.m.: Police chief: ‘absolutely no excuse’ for woman’s death

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Fort Worth's police chief reiterated today that a white officer's fatal shooting of a black woman in her home was inexcusable, as an arrest warrant was released quoting the victim's 8-year-old nephew saying she pointed a gun at a window when they heard suspicious ...

Tue. 11:16 a.m.: 6 questions looming over the crowded 2020 Democratic debate

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Just a month has passed since the last presidential debate, but the state of the Democrats' 2020 race has shifted. The political world is suddenly consumed by an escalating impeachment inquiry, one of the leading Democratic presidential hopefuls is recovering from a ...

Tue. 9:54 a.m.: World shares mostly higher ahead of earnings reports

BANGKOK (AP) — Stock markets mostly rose today as investors gauged the outlook for the U.S.-China trade dispute and looked to earnings reports from large banks. Germany's DAX advanced 0.4 percent to 12,537 and the CAC 40 in Paris gained 0.6 percent to 5,674. London's FTSE 100 was down 0.4 ...

Tue. 9:23 a.m.: Houston, Notorious B.I.G. nominated for rock hall of fame

NEW YORK (AP) — The late musical icons Whitney Houston and the Notorious B.I.G. are among the 16 acts nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 2020 class. The prestigious organization announced this morning that Dave Matthews Band, Motorhead, Pat Benatar, Soundgarden, The Doobie ...

Tue. 9:16 a.m.: Trump threatens Turkey’s economy and imposes sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Targeting Turkey's economy, President Donald Trump announced sanctions aimed at restraining the Turks' assault against Kurdish fighters and civilians in Syria — an assault Turkey began after Trump announced he was moving U.S. troops out of the way. Britain's foreign ...

Tue. 9:07 a.m.: EU: Brexit deal still possible this week, UK must act now

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — A Brexit divorce deal is possible ahead of Thursday's European Union summit but the British government needs to move ahead with more compromises to seal an agreement in the next few hours, the bloc declared today. A French diplomatic official says France hopes that a ...

Tue. 8:59 a.m.: Hunter Biden denies doing anything wrong in Ukraine, China

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden's son Hunter is rejecting assertions by President Donald Trump and his Republican allies that he did anything wrong in engaging in foreign work in Ukraine and China. Hunter Biden also says he failed to take into account potential implications for his father's ...

Tue. 8:54 a.m.: Fort Worth officer released on bond after murder charge

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A white former Fort Worth police officer charged with murder after shooting a black woman through a window of her home has been released on bond, and the department told a grieving community that investigators would ensure "no stone is left unturned" in the search for ...

Tue. 8:48 a.m.: Giant pumpkin weighing nearly 1 ton sets California record

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California pumpkin hobbyist has won first place at the 46th annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh Off, setting a record for the largest in California. Leonardo Urena of Napa won $15,000 Monday when his pumpkin logged 2,175 ...

Sun. 10:07 p.m.: Syria’s Kurds look to Assad for protection after US pullout

AKCAKALE, Turkey — Syria's Kurds said Syrian government forces agreed today to help them fend off Turkey's invasion — a major shift in alliances that came after President Donald Trump ordered all U.S. troops withdrawn from the northern border area amid the rapidly deepening chaos. The ...

Sun. 9:57 p.m.: Hundreds of migrants corralled at detention center in Mexico

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — Hundreds of migrants from Africa, the Caribbean and Central America found themselves corralled in a migrant detention facility in southern Mexico today after a futile attempt to head north as part of a caravan aiming to reach the United States. The group set out ...

Sun. 8:54 p.m.: Typhoon leaves at least 33 dead in Japan

TOKYO — Helicopters, boats and thousands of troops were deployed across Japan to rescue people stranded in flooded homes today, as the death toll from a ferocious typhoon climbed to as high as 33. One woman fell to her death as she was being placed inside a rescue helicopter. Typhoon Hagibis ...

Sun. 8:29 p.m.: Voters weary of more investigations as impeachment ramps up

FISHERS, Ind. (AP) — As Democrats' impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump intensifies, Mark Stenske feels like he's seen this movie before, and the storyline is getting old. First, there was the nearly two-year investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election and ...

Sun. 8:18 p.m.: A solution for food waste in schools: Give it to the pigs

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine has decided that eating like a pig could be a good thing, especially for schools looking to cut down on food waste. A law saying schools can give food scraps away to pig farmers is now on the books in the state. The practice of feeding human food waste to pigs ...

Sun. 8:06 p.m.: US pulling out of northern Syria; full withdrawal possible

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States appears to be heading toward a full military withdrawal from Syria amid growing chaos , cries of betrayal and signs that Turkey's invasion could fuel a broader war. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said today that President Donald Trump had directed U.S. ...

Fri. 9:08 a.m.: Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel peace prize

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed won the Nobel Peace Prize for 2019 in recognition of his efforts to end his country's two-decade border conflict with Eritrea. The Norwegian Nobel Institute today also praised the "important reforms" that Abiy, Ethiopia's ...

Fri. 8:59 a.m.: Typhoon may bring 30 inches of rain, strong winds to Tokyo

TOKYO (AP) — A powerful typhoon is forecast to bring up to 30 inches of rain and damaging winds to the Tokyo area and Japan's Pacific coast this weekend, and the government is warning residents to stockpile necessities and leave high-risk places before it's too dangerous. Rugby World Cup ...

Fri. 8:53 a.m.: Global stocks higher on US-China trade optimism

BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks rose sharply today on optimism about U.S.-Chinese talks on ending a tariff war, while oil prices gained as much as 2 percent after a rocket attack on an Iranian tanker. Benchmarks in Frankfurt, Paris, London, Shanghai and Tokyo all advanced and Wall Street was ...